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Raleigh woman, man accused of trying to kill

Posted October 3, 2010
Updated October 6, 2010

— A 36-year-old Raleigh woman has been accused of soliciting a man to kill an  aquaintance, according to police.

Police spokesman Jim Sughrue said that Lachelle Clark and Amir Brown are accused of plotting to kill Latonia Baldwin in July. Baldwin knew Clark but not Brown.

Sughrue said that Brown knocked at Baldwin's home on Wake Forest Road, and when she opened the door, he shot her. Baldwin survived the shooting.

Clark was charged with attempted murder, solicitation to commit murder, conspiracy to commit murder, a probation violation and failure to return rental property. She was being held in the Wake County jail Sunday under a $3 million bond.

Brown was charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and conspiracy to commit murder. He was placed in the Wake County jail under a $1.5 million bond.

Clark was convicted of assault inflicting serious injury in 1991, misdemeanor larceny in 2001 and resisting an officer in 2007, according to state Department of Correction records. She was given probation for those offenses.


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  • edbuck51 Oct 4, 2010

    what does failure to return rental property have to do with this case?? did she rent the gun??

  • ghimmy51 Oct 4, 2010

    "Failure to return rental property"? OMG! At least she's off the streets. Folks I want to educate you on the rental scam. Read the fine print CAREFULLY. I worked for one such place in Raleigh. "Rent to own" means you pay 75% in rental payments first, then you must pay ALL the remainder in a lump sum. Further rental payments get you nothing. You are also not guaranteed to get what you rent or new items. They reserve the right to substitute and sales doesn't care if the items are in stock or not.

  • tobywilliamson58 Oct 4, 2010

    At least Brown does'nt have a prior record! Not with that look!

  • miketroll3572 Oct 4, 2010

    2 future nobel prize winners.....

  • Phrostbite Oct 4, 2010

    bizarre. some type of lover's quarrel no doubt. Either there was a man involved or the mastermind was sweet on the victim.

  • awheywego Oct 4, 2010

    If we can spread the wealth around, why not spread the felonies around, right?

  • babedan Oct 4, 2010

    Twice she assults a police office and given Probation. Thanks to the courts instead of a felon being in Jail where they belong, they are out trying to kill someone else. Why? Because they know they will just get another slap on the wrist from our judges. I wonder what their excuse will be this time for giving her either probation or a light sentence.

  • mac240 Oct 4, 2010

    Give'em probation so they can try it again.

  • 1 of the original Americans Oct 4, 2010

    bet you any amount of money it was over a man..